Tag: Mecha

Robotics;Notes Pt. 2 Review

Robotics;Notes Pt. 2 Review

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

For its few faults, Robotics;Notes Pt. 2 presents the one thing that I care most about in anime, besides the awesome animation, character development. The second half of the latest Science Adventure series is absolutely worth anyone’s time, due to the fantastic characters contained within. After the major cliffhanger from the previous volume, where the […]

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Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

| August 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

From Tetsurō Araki, director of Death Note and Highschool of the Dead, comes Production I.G’s action-packed original anime, Guilty Crown (2011). On August 27, 2013, the series arrives on North American home video from Funimation Entertainment, with the series’ twenty-two episodes spread over two, separately released Blu-ray/DVD combo packs crammed with special features, including commentaries, […]

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Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean Part One

Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean Part One

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

While Eureka Seven has never been my favorite Studio Bones property, there were plenty of elements that have always resonated with me. The music was fantastic and one of the ways that I found out about Supercar, for which I am eternally grateful. Shoji Kawamori’s mecha designs have always been awesome and to have them flying […]

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Fafner: Heaven and Earth

Fafner: Heaven and Earth

| November 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Six years after the original series ended, Studio Xebec decided to release a sequel to Fafner in the Azure (Sokyu no Fafner), titled Heaven and Earth. The film picks up right where the series left off and shows the residents of Tatsumiya Island, having to once again fend off against the alien invaders, called Festum. […]

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Fafner: The Complete Series

Fafner: The Complete Series

| September 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

It’s unfortunate that the world of Fafner is much more interesting than any one of its characters and the boring situations they find themselves in. Released in Japan in 2004, Fafner a group of Japanese people that inhabit Tatsumiya Island, a serene and quaint town that houses a well knit community, on the surface. It […]

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Karate-Robo Zaborgar

Karate-Robo Zaborgar

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

The cinematic curiosity that is writer/director Noboru Iguchi’s (The Machine Girl) 2011 film, Karate-Robo Zaborgar, serves as both a comedic send-up of the live action mecha dramas so popular in Japan in the 1970′s and a fairly faithful adaptation of 1974′s Denjin Zaborger, according to my cursory research into the series. Although it’s not uncommon […]

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Martian Successor Nadesico: Complete Collection

Martian Successor Nadesico: Complete Collection

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

When the United Forces military proves incapable of protecting their settlements on Mars from assault by the Jovian Federation, Nergal Industries steps in with a state-of-the-art civilian battleship and takes the front lines in the war against the “Jovian Lizards.” The ship, they christen the Nadesico, and this anime tells the story of the Nadesico’s […]

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Gasaraki: Complete Series

Gasaraki: Complete Series

| June 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nozomi Entertainment has been on a roll with their license rescues from other companies and one of the real surprises was when they announced that they were rereleasing Gasaraki. Made in 1998 by Sunrise and released by ADV Films, Gasaraki was Sunrise’s attempt to make something along the lines of the successful Neon Genesis Evangelion, […]

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